National Conference for Directors of Sport in Independent Schools

Friday, 02 February 2018 Jury's Inn Oxford

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National Conference for Directors of Sport in Independent Schools

Prices

PADSIS Members

£185

PADSIS Non Members

£209

Two Delegates from the same school (members)

£355

Two Delegates from the same school (one member, one non-member)

£375

PADSIS Member Dinner, Bed (single room) and Conference

£299 

Non-member Dinner, Bed (single room) and Conference

£355

Dinner, Bed (single rooms) and Conference for Two People (inc PADSIS member)

£525

Conference Dinner only

£65

PADSIS Membership – Join PADSIS when booking  to enjoy member’s discount

£59

Conference runs 10am to 3.30pm. Includes notes, refreshments and restaurant lunch. Please note no vat is payable on PADSIS conferences.

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This is the biggest assembly of Directors of Sport in Independent Schools in Britain, and aims to support people in  leadership roles in school sport.

As usual, the Conference programme is varied, and offers the opportunity to learn from recent research, as well as modern approaches to the question of physical activity in schools.  It also offers Directors of Sport the chance to enhance their own leadership capacities to increase their effectiveness in their own schools.

The morning is devoted to the place of physical activity in schools, and the role of the Director of Sport as a leader and ambassador for the benefits of physical activity.  The afternoon brings together leading thinkers and researchers into sports coaching and delivery to assist schools in building delivery programmes and mechanisms which are informed by science, rather than history.

As usual, there will be significant opportunities for networking and sharing views with like minded professionals.  This includes the very genial Conference Dinner on Thursday evening.

Discussion forum

By popular demand, the 2018 PADSIS Conference will include a discussion Forum to enable Directors of Sport to share experiences and concerns.  The Forum will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 1st February 2018, from 3.30 pm until 6pm, before the Conference Dinner which begins at 7.30pm.  The event will be open to representatives of independent schools who are not attending the Conference.  This will be an open discussion, chaired by Neil Rollings, in which various topics of general interest will be considered.  Delegates wishing to include their own issues for the agenda may submit them in advance.  We hope that this will allow a sharing of industry concerns as well as solutions. Representatives of National Governing Bodies of Sport will also be invited, as will Heads associations.  The discussion will form the basis of a report into the state of the industry which will be widely circulated.  This is a FREE event.

Outline Agenda

  • The future of team games
  • Choice and compulsion in school sport
  • Achieving performance and participation
  • The future of the summer term programme
  • Retaining engagement in teenage years
  • Staffing the games programme
  • Dealing with parents in school sport

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford at PADSIS 2018.

Programme

Thursday 1 February 2018

3.30pm
– 6pm

Discussion forum

Chaired by Neil Rollings

8pm

Conference Dinner

Creating an Environment of High Performance
with Humphrey Walters
Friday 2 February 2018

9.30am

Conference assembles. Coffee

10am

Introduction

The Changing landscape of Independent School Sport
with Neil Rollings, Chairman, PADSIS

10.15am

Using Sport to Build Self Esteem in Children
with James Shone

10.45am

The Wider Benefits of Sport in Education
with Richard Bailey

11.45am

Coffee

12.15pm

Dynamic Leadership in School Sport
with Floyd Woodrow MBE

1.15pm

Restaurant lunch

2.15pm

Seminar programme

Delegates may choose one of the following four sessions, which will run concurrently.

Option 1

Building a Culture of High Performance with Young Athletes
with Tom Bates

Option 2

Changing Attitudes to Strength and Conditioning in Girls
with Laura Merrifield

Option 3

Managing the Whole Child: balancing training loads with school commitments
with Kevin Till

Option 4

Contemporary Approaches to Sports Coaching: applying science to increase impact
with Andrew Abraham

3.30pm

Conference closes

Booking form

For use on day of conference
Conference Options
Attendee 1
Thursday 1st February between 3.30pm and 6pm. Free entry, this forum will enable Directors of Sport to share experiences and concerns.
Please provide your PADSIS membership number.
Please tick here if you would like to join PADSIS, and claim your Membership discount on this booking.
Please indicate if you would like to book for the Conference Dinner on Thursday evening.
Please indicate if you would like accommodation on Thursday night.
Attendee 2
Thursday 1st February between 3.30pm and 6pm. Free entry, this forum will enable Directors of Sport to share experiences and concerns.
Please provide your PADSIS membership number.
Please tick here if you would like to join PADSIS, and claim your Membership discount on this booking.
Please indicate if you would like to book for the Conference Dinner on Thursday evening.
Please indicate if you would like accommodation on Thursday night.
Attendee 3
Thursday 1st February between 3.30pm and 6pm. Free entry, this forum will enable Directors of Sport to share experiences and concerns.
Please provide your PADSIS membership number.
Please tick here if you would like to join PADSIS, and claim your Membership discount on this booking.
Please indicate if you would like to book for the Conference Dinner on Thursday evening.
Please indicate if you would like accommodation on Thursday night.
Attendee 4
Thursday 1st February between 3.30pm and 6pm. Free entry, this forum will enable Directors of Sport to share experiences and concerns.
Please provide your PADSIS membership number.
Please tick here if you would like to join PADSIS, and claim your Membership discount on this booking.
Please indicate if you would like to book for the Conference Dinner on Thursday evening.
Please indicate if you would like accommodation on Thursday night.
Please include any other information or queries you may have regarding this booking.

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